Lore Segal Reads Housing Works with James Marcus

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Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 | 1,779 views

Lore Segal, author of Half the Kingdom, by Melville House, reads at Housing Works boosktore with Harper's editor James Marcus

The eighty-five year old Lore Segal launched her new novel, Half the Kingdom with a reading at Housing Works. She was joined by her publisher, Valerie Merians of Melville House, and Harper’s Magazine editor James Marcus lead Segal in conversation.

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Tom Barbash Reads With Mary Gaitskill and Stephen Elliott at McNally Jackson

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Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 | 2,765 views

Tom Barbash was promoting his new collection of stories, Stay Up With Me at McNally Jackson Books alongside Mary Gaitskill, who was late. Stephen Elliott, author and founding editor of The Rumpus, briefly introduced Barbash in her place. Gaitskill would arrive later to join Barbash in a discussion and moderate questions from the audience. Barbash […]

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Jay McInerney Reads Adelle Waldman at B&N 86th Street

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Monday, September 16th, 2013 | 5,735 views

Adelle Waldman’s debut novel, The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. has become something of a sensation since its July launch. Waldman was joined by Jay McInerney at the 86th Street Barnes and Noble. McInerney began the evening by reading from Waldman’s book, the quote, the obvious choice: “’Men and women on relationships are like men […]

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Jeff Jackson and Justin Taylor Read McNally Jackson Books

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Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 | 2,189 views

Justin Taylor, author of Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever, joined Jeff Jackson at McNally Jackson Books to celebrate the release of Jackson’s debut novel Mira Corpora. Jackson is a playwright known for experimental projects, while Taylor teaches at Columbia and has a forthcoming essay collection. Taylor begins by reading a story from Everything […]

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Amy Grace Loyd Reads BookCourt

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Thursday, September 5th, 2013 | 2,105 views

Amy Grace Loyd knows fiction. She spent years editing fiction at Playboy and currently is an editor at Byliner, the digital story service The Atlantic called the Pandora of reading. Now Loyd is promoting her debut novel, The Affairs of Others. The audience at BookCourt filled with writers, editors, and essayists, all of whom Loyd […]

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Meg Wolitzer and Susan Choi Read McNally Jackson Books

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Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 | 2,158 views

McNally Jackson Books hosted authors Meg Wolitzer (The Interestings) and Susan Choi (My Education) to read from their latest novels and discuss their books and writing craft. Choi and Wolitzer met for the first time that evening. Both lavished praise on the other. Wolitzer’s novel, The Interestings, traverses multiple periods in the lives of two […]

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Mitchell S. Jackson Reads The Residue Years

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Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 | 1,999 views

The Residue Years, the debut novel by Mitchell S. Jackson, has been promoted as a fictionalized account of his time growing up as a black man in predominantly white Portland, Oregon. Jackson, celebrating the launch at Greenlight Bookstore, dispels the notion that he wrote a memoir. Its purely fiction. Later he’ll explain why: “I didn’t […]

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Caleb Crain Reads McNally Jackson Books

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Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 | 3,920 views

Caleb Crain’s first novel, Necessary Errors, released last week, has received mostly high praise in book reviews. Slate went as far as calling the novel a “new model for contemporary fiction.” Lorin Stein, editor of The Paris Review, joined Caleb Crain for a reading and discussion at McNally Jackson Books. The novel follows a group […]

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